To mark the International Day of Deafblindness (June 27), around 200 embroidered patches were strung around the columns of the Guadalajara Municipal Palace –
part of the Global Yarn Bombing project organized by Deafblind International, a not-for-profit membership organization focused on deafblindness.The project involved knitted or crocheted squares attached to designated community spaces or objects in cities throughout the world. The aim was to “symbolize the coming together of people in the field of deafblindness in celebration of deafblind awareness.”
The International Day of Deafblindness is celebrated on the birthday of Helen Keller, one of the most well-known deafblind people in history. She lost her sight and hearing after a bout of illness at 19 months but went on to become an internationally acclaimed author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer.